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Current hips you are excited about?

Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:59 pm
by mntlover
I was wondering what stage of hip development everyone is at? Getting close to harvest?

But I am especially curious if there are any crosses you made (that you now know were successful) that you are excited about, hold high hopes for, or are simply more curious about than others?

For those that are a ways away from ripening, are there things you expect to do to buy more time for those hips?

Obviously this is northern hemisphere, where are you all at in the process of things on the southern side?

Duane

Re: Current hips you are excited about?

Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:15 pm
by roseseek
Because my climate permits nearly year-round pollinating, harvesting and planting, I have seeds which were harvested many weeks ago all the way to hips which will be ready for harvest by mid November. I date the tags I write so I can harvest them at approximately 115 days from pollination. I'm excited about all of the crosses, actually, but extremely so about the ones I made to intensify the amount of R. Minutifolia in the seedlings with one of my original Minutifolia hybrids. I've also pollinated blooms of this hybrid with pollen from R. Stellata mirifica as both Stellata and Minutifolia are part of Hesperhodos. Hopefully, being related, they may be compatible and result in hybrids. I've also pollinated blooms of the L56Min2 X Tom Thumb with Minutifolia pollen and harvested ripe hips from it. I'm eager to see what comes of the numerous Tea crosses I've made this year, particularly with my Nessie hybrids. Nessie resulted from [(R. Brunonii X R. Gigantea) X Mlle Cecile Brunner]. The first generation hybrids have been quite beautiful.

Re: Current hips you are excited about?

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:09 am
by pacificjade
Probably my 2nd generation Rosa glutinosa hybrids. I got 2 nice repeaters from that line this year, but I would like to see more from other seed parents so I can properly use this species in use with modern roses.

Re: Current hips you are excited about?

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:41 pm
by julie777
My Blue for You has lots of bright red hips on it, I don't think quite ready for planting yet. I will definitely plant the seeds, although as they are open pollinated they are likely to be mostly self pollinated, though I have a lot of other kinds of roses growing nearby. At very least I could get something similar to Blue for You that isn't under copyright like its parent.

The bush looks very pretty with its bright orange-red hips and still plenty of lilac-blue flowers. I don't mind sharing the hips with the birds if they are at all interested in eating them, there are plenty.

I will definitely try to grow the seeds when they are fully ripe.

Re: Current hips you are excited about?

Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:27 pm
by mntlover
I am excited to see two hips seem to have taken on Wasagaming from my Martin Frobisher seedling.
(hoping to maintain old rose look and strong fragrance. Will be interesting to see if seedlings will repeat, as my seedling does and the blooms that set hips were late season blooms on Wasagaming.)

Multiple roses are setting hips from Maiden's Blush pollen.

Chinook sunrise has taken several pollens (Maiden's Blush, Sweet Mademoiselle, Aloha, and one of my red seedlings)
-same goal= make more cold hardy while maintaining fragrance and fully double form

Several of my seedlings that were English Rose x Canadian rose are old enough that they set hips this year.
Backcrossing for more cold hardiness and disease resistance. Hopefully will not lose all fragrance that made it through the first cross.

Pollen from multiple Spin hybrids, Maidens Blush, and several Canadian Roses have taken on Aloha and Claire Austin. They are both loaded with hips.

Duane

Re: Current hips you are excited about?

Posted: Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:26 am
by jbergeson
Sweet Spirit x (Canadian Shield x R. nitida)

Re: Current hips you are excited about?

Posted: Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:44 pm
by rikuhelin1
1. White single large petalled unknown spino (starts pale yellow) x Gertrude Jekyll

2. RDxS x Agatha

3. 1 x 6910

Re: Current hips you are excited about?

Posted: Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:48 pm
by hjortur
The hips I am most excited about are some that I have on Dornröschen pollinated with a mix of Hulthemia cultivars. I already have two healthy and vigorous plants of that cross since last year and I am hoping to mix the F1s to regain the hardiness of the mother. I also brushed the hulthemia pollen on some caninae mothers but, as I have never succeeded in germinating any cross involving those mothers, my hopes are not high ... beautiful hips though and I enjoy their presence.

I am all in for hardiness and I would be very excited about the progeny of Wasagaming and Martin Frobisher.

Hjörtur

Re: Current hips you are excited about?

Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:49 pm
by pmutalik2000
I have a couple of hips (still not ripe) that I hope will survive and ripen in my basement under grow lights. The cross is Fragrant Cloud x Kordes Perfecta. I also have a couple Mr. Lincoln x Miracle On The Hudson.

Re: Current hips you are excited about?

Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2020 6:57 pm
by mntlover
Mr lincoln and miracle on the hudson sounds like an interesting cross. I'll be curious to see what you get from it.
Fragrant Cloud (a painting of it and the name printed) is on a mug my wife drinks coffee from all the time. We both keep looking at the picture and wondering about it. How does it do? Is it as fragrant as the name suggests? We have never seen it grown anywhere.
Duane

Re: Current hips you are excited about?

Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2020 6:59 pm
by mntlover
I am about to open a hip I have been watching ripen under lights. I keep waiting because I don't want to open it too soon.
Aloha x Great Maidens Blush
Really curious to see what I get from it.
Duane

Re: Current hips you are excited about?

Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2020 7:46 pm
by pmutalik2000
Fragrant Cloud did very well for me here in MA this year. Super fragrant. It did get a mild case of mildew towards the end of summer but it was easily taken care of. I really wanted to do a Queen Elizabeth x Fragrant Cloud cross but the two never flowered at the same time and my stored pollen failed to induce hip formation. Perhaps next summer I'll improve on my stored pollen or they will bloom at the same time.